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Re: PROV-ISSUE-501: Data Model Section 2.1.1, example [prov-dm]

From: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:08:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJCyKRpg0smsCeLdBEFX4nibzGhpHZ3SnmeZf5V8ES7z38-T=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: "public-prov-wg@w3.org" <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi Luc,

I think this looks much better. I agree in keeping it. I wondered if
we should link to the diff or link to the file with the diff so the
change can be seen. Essentially, the file looks a lot better than the
diff itself.

What do you think?
Paul

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM, Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I have drafted a response to this issue, which you can find on the wiki at
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ResponsesToPublicComments#ISSUE-501_.28DrivingACarToBoston.29
>
> I copy it below for your convenience.
> Comments? feedback?
>
> Luc
>
> ISSUE-501 (DrivingACarToBoston)
>
> Original email:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-prov-wg/2012Sep/0091.html
> Tracker: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/501
> Group Response:
>
> As the author suggests, "driving a car to boston" is an example, and
> therefore, needed to be put in a box.
> It now appears as example 5, following examples 4 and 3 containing examples
> of usage and generation of digital entities.
> The author's comment confirms it is important to include this example in
> this document. Indeed, the users states that "most people would consider a
> single entity (not two or more)", whereas prov modelling requires the "car
> at various locations" to be seen as different entities.
> In general, we have been careful to limit the number of examples involving
> physical entities, however, including a few is important to demonstrate the
> generality of the model.
>
> References:
> Implemented change changes:
> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/diff/0bbd5b38ab1b/model/prov-dm.html
> Original author's acknowledgement:
>
>
>
> On 10/09/2012 09:33, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>
> PROV-ISSUE-501: Data Model Section 2.1.1, example [prov-dm]
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/501
>
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: prov-dm
>
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>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/LC_Feedback#Data_Model_Section_2.1.1.2C_example
>
> ISSUE-463
>
> The example of driving a car from Boston to Cambridge is not intuitive to
> most readers and does not highlight the strengths of the PROV model. The
> example focuses on the relocation of a physical object, which most people
> would consider a single entity (not two or more). The examples later in the
> spec use document editing, which is a straightforward example that will be
> very intuitive to readers. I suggest replacing the car example with a
> document example, which would also be more consistent with the rest of the
> spec.
>
> Note: This example should also be contained within an "example" box rather
> than as part of the text.
>
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> University of Southampton          fax:   +44 23 8059 2865
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- The Network Institute
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